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Stavanger, formed in Norway (2007 – present)

Kvelertak (meaning stranglehold or chokehold) is a six-piece band from Stavanger, formed in Norway, 2007. All lyrics are written in Norwegian, the band’s native language, and concerning Norse mythology/Viking folklore. As of today, the six members are: Erlend Hjelvik (vocals), Vidar Landa (guitar), Bjarte Lund Rolland (guitar), Maciek Ofstad (guitar), Marvin Nygaard (bass), and Kjetil Gjermundrød (drums). Known for their consistent, idiosyncratic sound, the band states that their main influences are rock and roll, black metal and punk.

In March 2011, Kvelertak was presented with two Spellemann Awards—a prestegious Norwegian music award similar to the American Grammy Award—for Best Newcomer and Best Rock Band

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  • DrStrangeIove

    brickwalled as fuck...

    8 Feb 5:28pm Reply
  • freevolt

    Make no mistake, this shit is epic!

    7 Feb 4:33pm Reply
  • musichemyst

    "Undertro" is black & roll genius. The guitar breakdowns are a helluva thing to kick off a weekend. (Btw, anyone got lyrics?)

    31 Jan 3:41am Reply
  • AzraelDanic

    These guys sound like Baroness and Taake had a son together

    31 Jan 2:13am Reply
  • blacktarheroin

    Remember kids: If you tag this as "black metal", you will become cooler than you were before.

    30 Jan 6:32pm Reply
  • Satan1st

    ZAEBIS'

    28 Jan 5:08pm Reply
  • H3llrider

    I bough Meir that had a 3€ price tag without any expectations for the album. At first I thought this album was a Baroness album. What I found was even better. Might have been the best purchase I've done during this decade.

    24 Jan 10:54am Reply
  • sataneka

    definitely a unique band with a mixture of different genres and it's fucking awesome! desperately want a new album from these guys!

    6 Jan 2:05pm Reply
  • Pheneks

    Yeah, I can't believe people have a different opinion than you either, SirCrappington. It's unbelievable.

    18 Dec 2014 Reply
  • SirCrappington

    Also bird poop. That's always something, I guess.

    17 Nov 2014 Reply
  • SirCrappington

    Still don't get why people hate on "Meir" so much. No, it is not as good as the self titled, but it's still a fantastic album with a lot of great songs. Just enjoy the fucking music.

    17 Nov 2014 Reply
  • GodLord0

    epic band

    12 Nov 2014 Reply
  • MissLovelyNora

    s/t is so amazing.

    26 Oct 2014 Reply
  • spiderferi

    i've never heard anything like this but but it's freaking amazing![2] they're music is like listening to zeppelin and emperor at once!:d and it's fucking good!

    18 Oct 2014 Reply
  • unniquer

    i've never heard anything like this but but it's freaking amazing

    18 Oct 2014 Reply
  • irishtim

    These guys are so badass. Such an awesome mix of so many genres.

    16 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Velolciraptor

    Love these guys. I get the impression they're just doing their thing and not giving a damn.

    14 Oct 2014 Reply
  • xsykox1996x

    Black Metal for Hardcore Kids?

    28 Sep 2014 Reply
  • spiderferi

    wanted to start listening to them, but had no idea where i begin, and really what's their metal genre? black metal? what the fuck is black n roll? WAT?

    4 Sep 2014 Reply
  • Taki90

    what's with the owl ?

    27 Aug 2014 Reply
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